Saturday Daily Deal

20% off any beanie when you shop my website. Just use the code HOOKYSATURDAY when you checkout!

Are you in search of my patterns?
Use the code HOOKYHOLIDAYS for 30% every individual pattern in my Ravelry shop through Sunday.

play hard ~ play hooky


Happy Hooky Holidays!

No lines, no pushing, no gas money... just you with your coffee mug in your pjs! That's the way to shop.

This year, Black Friday lasts the whole weekend with a sale through Sunday plus Daily Deals to keep you coming back for more!

Are you in search of my patterns?
Use the code HOOKYHOLIDAYS for 30% every individual pattern in my Ravelry shop through Sunday.

Looking for the perfect present? 
Check out my Etsy shop and get free US shipping Friday (11/29) on any custom beanie, headband, or disc with the code HOOKYSHIPPING.

play hard ~ play hooky


ZBB and Playin' Hooky, a year in the making

UPDATE: The hats have been delivered! They arrived in Tennessee on 11/30 to Zac's friend. I don't know when he'll see him next, but at least I know the packaged made it!

If you've been with me for a while, you know that I lost my oldest daughter, Bryn, a month after her 5th birthday. You may also know that on a particularly hard day, I started a campaign to get Zac Brown to wear one of my hats. All because of a comment on this picture of my husband Colin wearing my (then) newest design, the Shockwave Beanie.

We worked hard and SO many of you posted, tweeted, and emailed the band letting them know that you wanted him to help remember my Bryn. But, we couldn't break through. No doubt he gets thousands of messages a day, so we can't be mad!

Recently I've been in touch with a fan who had some great news. She had dinner with her parents and their friend, a man who is friends with ZBB, and even stays in one of Zac's houses when he's in town. I was stunned. A year later and I thought I would never really get in contact with anyone this close. But it's real! So I got to work.

I remade the Shockwave from the picture along with an Avalanche Beanie that I thought was his style but also a little different than what he normally wears. I also couldn't resist making a matching one for his baby boy when he arrives!

Making the hats was the easy part. Writing the letter was a much harder thing to do. It's still very hard to talk about losing Bryn. But this morning, I was feeling strong enough to put into words what I was feeling.

I wrote the letter on the back of a collage I made with Bryn's pictures...

and sent everything on its way to Tennessee.

Thank you so much for all your love, support, posts, and tweets! It means more to me than I can say.

If I hear anything, I'll keep you posted. And if you see anything about it, let me know (I tend to be be out of the loop and the last one to know about things, haha)!

play hard ~ play hooky


Why I can't crochet naked in public

This morning, I woke up to a yard blanketed in snow and 9,999 fans on my Facebook page!! I'm only one away and I almost can't believe it!!

Last week I decided I should plan a celebration. I gave you a choice between a sale, a giveaway, or me crocheting in public. Naked hooking was the landslide winner but it's too close to Thanksgiving to go to jail so I decided to plan a giveaway! 

I've been working behind the scenes to plan something truly great featuring high quality hooks, totes, buttons, st markers, books, mugs, and more!

If it was any other week, I'd open the giveaway on Monday, but it's Thanksgiving here in the States. Family time is incredibly important as is giving ourselves a break. So to give us all some time off, I've decided to schedule the giveaway for the first week in December!

It's going to be hard to wait that long, but it'll be worth it!

Thank you so much for your support and love. It means more to me than I can say. I wouldn't be here without you. <3



Tee & Hoodie Week (Yay!)

It's time to check one thing off your Christmas list because it's Playin' Hooky Tee & Hoodie Week! What's even better? There's a new softstyle longsleeve tee to keep you warm. You can also get the same quality tees, pullover hoodies, and zippered hoodies with my skull & cross hooks logo drawn with actual crochet stitches. Start dropping hints to your family, friends, and neighbors. Don't miss it because they're available only in my Etsy shop until Saturday.